Wednesday, November 1, 2017

INCO Weekly Newsletter 10/30

Russia-Trump Probe and Robert Mueller 
If there are indictments and/or arrests related to the Russia-Trump probe, it's possible Trump would fire Robert Mueller, who's leading the investigation. If that happens, we will keep you posted on Facebook and with an Action Alert email about INCO's response, most likely a rapid response rally in Astoria. 
Resist and Persist in Your INCO T-shirt!
Short-sleeved, long-sleeved, v-neck options in two colors. Orders must be submitted with payment (all can be done online). You can also order and pay off-line. Orders and payment due by November 7.
Order form and payment info is here and on our blog. Questions?
Contact your Members of Congress now.
How will they know what you want if you don't tell them?

National Call-in Day:  Join Indivisibles and other allies nationwide in a national call-in day on Thursday, November 2. Tell your Members of Congress to defeat Trump's giveaway to the 1% and the GOP's big funders.

1. Stop Trump's Tax Scam. The stage is set for Republicans to cut taxes for the rich and corporations by forcing cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security down the road. #TrumpTaxScam
Republicans are already struggling to get this bill off the ground. The House had 20 Republicans defect during their vote on the budget resolution teeing up the Tax Scam. If we demonstrate widespread opposition to their bill from the beginning -- if we show up, if we make calls, if we write letters to the editor, if we out organize them -- we can control the narrative. And we can, and we will, win.
EVERY STATE is a target state. We beat TrumpCare because we demonstrated a massive wave of opposition in every corner of the country. The Trump Tax Scam deserves the same level of attention from coast to coast and everywhere in between. More information about the tax plan's impact on Americans here.

2 - 5. CHIP, women's reproductive rights, privacy, and judicial nominations.  Here's everything you need to take action to resist Trump's agenda this week.
November 1  -  December 15
Indivisible Oregon is working with the Oregon Health Insurance Signup Project, a grassroots network helping to get the word out about ACA enrollment: Nov 1st - Dec 15th. This link has messages you can post on social media. INCO encourages you to enroll yourself and spread the word in your community.
• Turn the Tide 2018 •

Saturday, January 20, 2018
9 am - 5 pm

Rock the Resistance Dance  •  8 - 10 pm
 Lovell Showroom, 426 14th Street, Astoria
Celebrating INCO's first year, the Women's March anniversary, and our mission
for the year to come.
More details coming soon.
Complicit - involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing
Emolument - compensation for services or from employment or an office. It has also been said to mean “advantage” or “benefit." Read more about emoluments and the US Constitution here.
Indivisible - unable to be separated or divided

Kakocracy - Rule or government by the worst of the people
Kleptocracy - in which the rulers use their political power to steal their county's resources
Narcissism - extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's talents and a craving for admiration; other people exist to meet the narcissist's needs
Join the conversation about truth and media on Saturday, November 4, 3-5 pm, Astoria Public Library, 450 10th Street. This free event is presented by Oregon Humanities. An independent and truthful press is the enemy of authoritarianism. More info here
Listen to KMUN’s excellent Perspectives discussion about race and racism last Friday on this podcast. It was hosted by INCO member Joan Herman, with guests LaNicia Williams, Andy Marshall and Tessa Scheller.
INCO's Faces of Democracy
Rainy Rally Reminiscence
Check for details and new posts on our events page.

Thursday, November 2 - National Call-in Day t to defeat the GOP-Trump tax scam.Contact info and details above.

Daily - Think positive, call or write your Members of Congress, eat Halloween candy - and fruit, laugh with 
The Borowitz Report, get some sun and/or rain, play.

Tuesday, November 7 - INCO Oppose Bigotry Team meeting, 6 - 7:30 pm, Joan Herman's home in Astoria. All are invited to help us plan what proactive activities we want to organize and support. For directions, email Joan at

Wednesday, November 8 - INCO Reading Group, 6:30 pm, Carolyn Eady's home in Astoria.  This month's book is "This Flight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class," by Senator Elizabeth Warren. For directions, email Carolyn at

Thursday, November 9 - Resistance School: Public Narrative, 6-8 pm, Seaside Library Community Room. How do we talk about our resistance? inspiring video followed by in-person informal discussion. This event is hosted by Seaside/Gearhart Indivisibles. 

Saturday, November 11 - Warrenton INCO Community Group meeting, 11 a.m., Dooger's Seafood and Grill, Hwy 101, Warrenton.

Tuesday, November 14 - Astoria INCO Community Group Meeting, 6 pm, Winekraft, foot of 11th on the Riverwalk, Astoria

Wednesday, November 15 - INCO Vote the Future Team, 6:30 pm, Seaside Library Board Room.

Saturday, December 16 - - Warrenton INCO Community Group meeting, 11 a.m., Dooger's Seafood and Grill, Hwy 101, Warrenton.
"Power concedes nothing without a demand.
It never did and it never will."
-- Frederick Douglass

 "Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook," by Mark Bray. This is a fascinating talk by the author, with Q&A with the audience, at Politics and Prose bookstore, in Washington, DC. 
Send your suggestions for books to feature here to


Washington Peninsula INCO hosts several postcard parties a month for writing Members of Congress. For more information about dates, times, and locations, please contact

 Get involved with your INCO Community Group today in Manzanita-Cannon Beach, Seaside, Warrenton, Astoria, Washington Peninsula.

Scroll down on our blog to see a variety of resources. Many are helpful for other community groups you work with.
Questions, suggestions, & photos to INCO at
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INCO Weekly Newsletter   October 30, 2017